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Maja Göpel

System transformation expert & author, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel is a political economist and an important voice for a sustainable transformation of society, working at the intersection of economy, politics and society. From 2017 to 2020, the bestselling author (“Unsere Welt neu denken” Ullstein Buchverlage 2020) and the sought-after speaker was Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), until July 2021 she was Director of Research at The New Institute, Hamburg. In 2019, Maja Göpel was appointed honorary professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. She is a member of the Club of Rome, the World Future Council, the Balaton Group, the Bioeconomy Council of the German Federal Government and a co-initiator of the “Scientists for Future” network.